20/03/2011

Konectbus 'bendybus', NG fleet addition, Anglianbus new times, Cambs Sightseeing update...

Watch out... Theres a 'bendybus' about!
A Brighton & Hove Mercedes Benz Citaro bendybus is due to arrive on loan at Konectbus this week, it will be evaluated on two or three routes to test suitability.

Assuming it fits the bus will appear on route 5 Norwich City Centre to Costessy Queens Hills from towards the end of the week.

The vehicle is due to stay on loan for a fortnight.

Thanks to JP at Konectbus for the information.

Norfolk Green Fleet Addition
Norfolk Green have purchased a 33 seat Optare Solo from Courtney Coaches, YJ05XMT will become fleet number 623 in the Norfolk Green fleet.

Anglianbus new timetables now available
Anglianbus' new timetables starting in April are now available online, there are a number of changes including new and improved services between Lowestoft and Kessingland/Southwold to increase capacity following First's withdrawal from the route earlier this year... to check out the new times head over to the *Anglianbus Website*

Stagecoach Cambridge City Sightseeing fleet changes UPDATE
Full details of the new low floor Cambridge City Sightseeing fleet have now been recieved.

There are now four ex London Dennis Tridents at Cowley Road depot in Cambridge, these WILL be joined by Cambridge's existing T reg Tridents to bring the fleet up to six vehicles.

Full details are...
17274 - X274NNO ex London
17275 - X377NNO ex London
17276 - X276NNO ex London
17283 - X283NNO ex London - This vehicle was not for Cambridge it turns out it is infact for Liverpool and was at Cambridge because it broke down on the M11 near Cambridge whilst on delivery to the north!
17078 - T678KPU ex Cambridge reserve
17079 - T679KPU ex Cambridge reserve

The vehicles will be coverted to open top at Stagecoach in Lincoln with one vehicle already undergoing the work.

Many thanks to Jamie Armstrong @ Ninjas Bus Blog for the info.